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on the path of we want the democracy no matter what. playing defense in that way is limited. but more importantly, the senate resolution 4, which is what will be discussed in the caucus next tuesday before it comes to the senate floor, would maintain, in fact, it would strengthen the filibuster. it would actually say, filibuster, good, you have to talk. both sides would have to talk because the majority would have to talk as well. so what we're talking about is not limiting the rights of the minority, we're talking about getting issues on the floor of the u.s. senate starting next week. >> the 112th congress just ground to a halt, absolutely nothing done. the word record in recorded history. how did we get into this fix? >> well, starting in the '70s, it got worse and worse and worse. it used to be the filibuster was rare. very, very rare. so in lyndon johnson's tenure as majority leader which ended when he was vice president in january of '61, there was one filibuster in his six years. and harry reid's six years, almost 400. that's the contrast. it's gradual. the right to filibuster
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